Phillies: Greatest single season runs in Philadelphia
Doug Jones – Relief pitcher (1994)
Jones had a late start to his Major League career, playing in his first full season as a 29-year old in 1986. He was one of the top closers in the American League, making three straight All-Star appearances with the Indians, saving over 30 each season with a high of 43 in 1990.
After signing with the Astros as a free agent in 1992, Jones spent two seasons there before being traded to the Phillies with Jeff Juden for Mitch Williams in December 1993. Jones did a very good job for the Phillies in the strike-shortened 1994 season, posting a 2.17 ERA with 27 saves in 47 games, making his fifth and final All-Star team.
Jones was granted free agency in October 1994 and played for five more teams over the next five seasons. He retired with 69 wins, 303 saves and an ERA of 3.30.
Benito Santiago – Catcher (1996)
After a cup of coffee with the Padres in 1986, Santiago made his presence felt, taking home Rookie of the Year honors in 1987. He won three consecutive Gold Gloves and four straight All-Star games with San Diego before signing with the Marlins as a free agent in December 1992.
After three relatively mediocre campaigns with Marlins in 1993 and 1994 and with the Reds in 1995, the Phillies signed Santiago as a free agent. The single-season in Philadelphia was a remarkable one for Santiago, blasting 30 home runs, which shattered his personal best of 18 his rookie season. He also knocked in 85 runs, just two off his career-high.
As quickly as Santiago made his mark in Philadelphia, he was gone to Blue Jays via free agency. After nine more seasons in the show, Santiago retired with 1830 hits and 217 home runs.